Course Title: Cut Flower Production BHT221
Cut Flower Production BHT221
Learn the skills necesary to become a commercial cut flower grower. Cut flower growing has experienced rapid expansion in recent decades, resulting in increased demand for training in the skills and knowledge required by this industry in increasingly affluent countries. This course provides a thorough basic training for the commercial cut flower grower.
Course Structure for Cut Flower Production BHT221
- Introduction to Cut Flower Production
- Soils & Nutrition
- Cultural Practices
- Flower Initiation & Development
- Pest & Disease Control
- Australian Natives & Related Plants
- Greenhouse Culture
- Harvest & Post Harvest
- Developing A Production Plan
- Export Marketing
Aims of Cut Flower Production BHT221
- Explain the physiological processes which affect flower development in plants.
- Identify plant varieties suitable for commercial cut flower production.
- Evaluate the suitability of different plants as cut flower crops.
- Determine soil and nutrition requirements for cut flower growing.
- Determine the cultural requirements for commercial production of a cut flower crop.
- Determine harvest and post-harvest management practices for cut flower crops.
- Develop a production plan for a cut flower crop.
- Determine export market opportunities for cut flowers.
What you will be doing during Berry Production BHT221
- Describe the botanical mechanisms involved in the process of flower initiation for different plant genera
- Explain the effect of carbon dioxide enrichment on flowering for a specified plant species
- Determine the factors causing aging of flowers in different genera of commercially grown cut flowers
- Compare three different treatments to preserve cut flowers after harvest, including:
- Determine procedures to produce cut flowers out of season for different cut flower species
- Compile a resource file of different sources of information regarding commercial cut flower varieties, including:
- Suppliers of seed and/or planting stock
- Industry associations
- Relevant government contacts
- Describe herbaceous perennials suitable to cut flower growing in a specific locality
- Describe annuals and biennials suitable to flower growing in a specific locality
- Describe bulbs, corms, rhizomes or tubers suitable for cut flower growing in a specific locality
- Describe plant varieties commonly used as fillers in the floristry trade
- Differentiate between twenty different plants
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime